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Old 03-07-2010, 19:14   #1
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Speleotherapy

I was watching TV and I stumbled across an advert for a "salt room." Apparantly, its a treatment that lasts a few weeks to "aide augment treatment of virtually all respiratory problems."

It started me thinking about living at sea, especially the next comment: "Salt therapy also has preventative and invigorating effects on healthy people."

Is this why sailors tend to be healthy, happy people?

If your interested, more information can be found here: Breathing Clear

Please note, I am not affiliated with this company and I am not trying to sell you anything lol
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1. Is this why sailors tend to be healthy, happy people?
2. If your interested, more information can be found here: Breathing Clear
1. No.
2. That's not information, it's advertising.
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I don't get it -- you inhale particulate salt blown into the air? Even if it's "microscopic" salt, that doesn't sound so good.

Maybe sailing doesn't make you happy and healthy ... maybe happy, healthy people go sailing.
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"Current evidence suggests nebulized 3% saline may significantly reduce the length of hospital stay and improve the clinical severity score in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis." Wapedia.

Scams are based on the thinest wisps of scientific verisimilitude!

[now there's a word I don't often use on a Sunday morning.]
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2. That's not information, it's advertising.
I suppose it is advertising, but I am not linked in any way to the company. For a start, I live and work in England for a recycling company.

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"Current evidence suggests nebulized 3% saline may significantly reduce the length of hospital stay and improve the clinical severity score in infants with acute viral bronchiolitis." Wapedia.

Scams are based on the thinest wisps of scientific verisimilitude!

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I agree but as long as people have money, people will find a way to take the money off that person!
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I agree but as long as people have money, people will find a way to take the money off that person!

Heh!
Most here have boats so no longer have much money.
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Heh!
Most here have boats so no longer have much money.
Haha, if this was facebook, id click like right now!
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Are freshwater sailors angry?

There is a device have used called a Netipotty (SP?) it is used to flush a salt water solution through the nasal passages and does clear them especially if one has been in a dusty area, so maybe some good effect from salt.
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... so maybe some good effect from salt.
Or maybe just from water ...

I any case, I don’t see how the efficacy of a saline nasal irrigation (using a netti pot) speaks to the efficacy of speleotherapy.
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Just by coincidence Gord, I have a related query on brine discharge in another thread…. Hope you have some ideas…. Thanks!
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